POWERnews [June 5, 2014]

Carbon Rules Proposed for Existing Power Plants

Existing fossil fuel–fired U.S. power plants must comply with state-specific goals to lower carbon pollution by 2030 under rules proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today. The so-called "Clean…

EPA’s Carbon Pollution Guidelines Incite Heated Reaction

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its “Clean Power Plan” proposal today, which spurred a wide range of responses. Environmental groups applauded the guidelines while fossil fuel proponents decried the…

U.S. Sets New Anti-Subsidy Tariffs on Chinese Solar Product Makers

The Department of Commerce preliminarily ruled that China is subsidizing certain crystalline silicone photovoltaic (PV) products at a rate of 18.56% to 35.21%, marking another win for SolarWorld.  Commerce announced…

Witnesses: DOE's Loan Programs Need Better Monitoring

The Department of Energy's (DOE's) loan programs have made more than $30 billion in loans and loan guarantees, but it has not fully developed or consistently stuck to loan monitoring…

NRG to Acquire North America’s Largest Wind Farm

NRG Energy’s shopping spree, which has seen it become the nation’s largest merchant generator through a string of acquisitions, continued this week as subsidiary NRG Yield announced on June 4…

Museum Exhibit Offers Energy Education for Future Engineers

A new power grid exhibit opens June 7 at the Marbles Kids Museum in Raleigh, N.C. Kid Grid—sponsored by ABB—will introduce children to electricity and power grid technology through hands-on…